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November 11, 2005
When she was 24 years old, Beyoncé teamed up with her mother, Tina, to design a fashion line called the House of Deréon, named after Beyoncé's grandmother. The first collection, which they showcased on The Oprah Show, celebrated three generations of style—her grandmother's '40s-inspired style, her mom's '70s-inspired attire and Beyoncé's unique take on trends.
Beyoncé told Oprah that she's known for years that her mother was a fashion designer at heart. "[My mother is] gifted," she said "It just was natural for us to do this line because this is our life."